From Street to Restaurants, Jakarta’s Food

Reblogged from my other blog The Heartlander Tourist.
Originally posted: 11 June 2015
Original content on this blog returns: 1 November 2017

The Heartlander Tourist

Like everywhere else, Jakarta has a vast array of food.

Unique to Jakarta however, in its preeminent position as the capital of Indonesia, is the wealth of food from around the archipelago  that finds its way into the mixing pot that is the the Little Durian, and the local cuisine, known as Betawi cuisine.

Walk the streets of Jakarta and you will be hard pressed NOT to find a street vendor selling some sort of food item.

Street Vendor 1Street Vendor 2Street Vendor 3Street Vendors found along Jalan Pengangsaan Timur

While some set up shop throughout the day, others open their stall of these street vendors come out later in the day when the human traffic appears. This is particularly so near the shopping belt (Thamrin Central Business District).

Street Vendor 4Street Vendor 5Street Vendor 6Street vendors appear at around 5pm around Pasar Tanah Abang

Selecting their wares for their customers, you will be able to find shops selling dates (a particularly…

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